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Discover scholarly books and articles on theatre as well as learn how to find plays and monologues



This research guide will help you find your way through the scholarly literature on theatre, from finding background information to obtaining scholarly books and articles. It can also assist you in finding plays and monologues to use.

If you have any questions or wish to consult with a librarian, visit us at the reference desk or contact us using the box below.

Simple Search Tools

Use these to improve your database and catalog searching.


  • Searches for results with all words
  • smoking AND cancer


  • Searches for results with either search word
  • If combined with AND, words connected by OR need to be in parenthesis
  • Great for synonyms and related concepts: (smoking OR tobacco) AND cancer


  • Combines multiple words into one search term
  • Great for names: "Martin Luther King"